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CityChanger Seble Samuel: Open Streets, Women on Bikes and the Power of Art in Addis Ababa

When more than half of the population doesn’t own private vehicles, but the city still has no significant cycling infrastructure, change is overdue. We talked with CityChanger and Young Leader Seble Samuel, co-founder of...

CityChanger Kalpana Viswanath: Technology for Safety – How an App Is Giving Women a Sense of Security

There is one thing women all over the world have in common – fear. Fear of harassment and violence as soon as they enter public spaces. How to conquer this global issue? CityChanger Kalpana...

Isabell Eberlein – the Cycling Activist Steering Germany’s Car Culture in a New Direction

To tailor BMW’s catchphrase, Isabell Eberlein is the ultimate cycling machine. Her track-record of cycling advocacy is staggering – from Berlin’s bicycle referendum, to cycle rides against the patriarchy, to making businesses bike-friendly. She...

Jacqueline O’Donovan – London’s Only Female MD in the Waste Sector

Female Skills That Make a Good Leader Interview with Jacqueline O’Donovan, Managing Director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal. Under her steer, the waste management business has gone from strength to strength and has 185 employees and a turnover of over...

How to Seal (and Heal) the Gender Cycling Gap

The cyclist, geared up and lycra laden, darts through rush hour traffic. Tucks behind trucks and weaves past weary commuters. Races the lights with the ease of the breeze. Pulls straight into the workplace...

Angela Azzolino: There’s Better Ways of Doing It Than Bike Lanes

From corporate, to bicycle mechanic, to founder of ‘Get Women Cycling’, Angela Azzolino has experienced New York’s streets as a cyclist from different perspectives. We caught up with her to discuss helmet hair and the...

How to Build a City for Women – and Why Cars Take a “Back Seat” in Feminist Urban Planning

Have our cities really been built with gender bias in their design? How did this happen, what does a "feminist" city really look like, and how can a female perspective in urban planning be...